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Photoshop Tip: Use the magic wand to select all of the white body color. Then use the sliders for the color adjustment. It looks more natural that way.
 

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Photoshop Tip: Use the magic wand to select all of the white body color. Then use the sliders for the color adjustment. It looks more natural that way.
Like I said, I'm no expert hehe. :D

I did use the magic wand though, and created a new layer via copy.
What sliders are you referring to?
 

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Man...It's been so long. There's a way to adjust the color balance. It may be in edit. I'd have to look...It's been a LONG time. Basically you can slide the RGB bars and the contrast bar and come up with the color you're looking for. It's the easiest and a more natural looking way to do it. My skills aren't up to Jinx's anymore (haven't chopped in 2 years or more), but that was usually how I did it. I've also used a custom gradient fill that didn't have the gradient, but it was complicated to set up. It did allow me to water drop my colors though (which was necessary for me...because it comes in any color as long as it's Victory Red. ;) )
 

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Yellow and orange are your best ones. I like the colorful selection. I hope GM uses some of those colors and not family sedan color in the color rumor mill thread.

I cant wait to get my hands on good quality spy shots of the unmasked 5th gen for my chopping pleasure. I finally get to see how my car will really be without guess work.
 

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Which is probably another reason GM chose to paint it white. :)
 

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You just have to play with contrast and saturation. We'll get you choppin like Jinx in no time. I think the silver is the best one you did. Looks GOOD.
 

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Black is a challenge, because real black reflects alot more. Matte black is easy though, lol. The real pain is that I do all my chops using a basic laptop touchpad instead of a mouse like I should, but Im broke and using my laptop gets most of it done. But if I had all the money in the world, I would use a mega touchpad with stylus, multiple illustator program with Photochop on the side, and a big LCD screen.:BangHead:
 

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You just have to play with contrast and saturation. We'll get you choppin like Jinx in no time. I think the silver is the best one you did. Looks GOOD.
The silver was an accident too LOL.
Under Image - Adjustments, I hit 'Equalize' to see what would happen.
Then I was like, wow that looks like a good silver, so I kept it hehe. :D

I'll play with it more after work tonight. :)
 

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if gm comes with a deep shiny black,i'm sold...
 

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Black never looks right from the factory. Always shows too much orange peel. If I bought a black car I'd drive it to the detail shop and have it buffed out.
 

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I think I'm the third one to say I really like the silver!
Will probably get black again though. If I make it back to active duty again soon, gonna have the GTO painted in camo with a big US flag on the top.
 

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They need Bumblebee's color..and no its not going to cost 10 grand for the color..just that aplication on the fiberglass concept :D
 
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